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What To Expect When Installing Solar.

Here’s What Your Business Can Expect When Installing Solar.


Why Install Solar For Your Business?

Australian businesses spend on average $565 on electricity each quarter. This high cost places unnecessary strain on budgets and operating expenses for businesses. Meanwhile, recent data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows that Australia has the highest uptake of solar globally with one in four homes having installed solar on their roof. But many Australian businesses are yet to take advantage of Australia’s sunny climate and benefit from this increasingly affordable source of energy.


What Does The Process Look Like? 

Switching to solar is easy. An Approved Solar Retailer, like Ecovantage, will install a solar system, customised to your needs either onto your roof or onto a purpose-built structure ensuring optimum sun coverage and avoiding heavily shaded areas.

Every day, you will be able to generate your electricity and use it immediately. For those with a battery, electric vehicle or other storage devices like electric forklifts, you’ll also be able to store it for later usage.

The process of installing solar panels on your business usually goes like this:

    1. Your business will choose an Approved Solar PV retailer
    2. Using a load analysis, your electrical loads will be determined along with;
      • the type of panels
      • the size of your solar system
      • the type of inverter
      • angles, available sunlight, shading and temperature
    3. Determine which brand and products best suit your situation
    4. Receive your quote and finalise the agreement
    5. Finalise any relevant building approvals
    6. Book and complete the installation
    7. Arrange a meter or grid connection
    8. Enjoy the affordable, clean “locally grown” energy!


The Top 3 Takeaways.

Choose a System For Your Needs.

Making the switch to solar doesn’t need to be complicated. At Ecovantage, we do not sell systems off a price list and warn that any system that isn’t tailored to a site’s needs risks a poor outcome. We will help you determine which system size is suitable for your business, and customise the entire solution.

Get To Know Available Tariffs.

Electricity tariffs are the rates you pay for electricity. There may be multiple rates that you pay based on levels of demand. It’s important to remember that once you make the switch to solar, these rates may change. Your approved solar retailer should help you navigate this area to ensure you get the most viable option. At Ecovantage we pride ourselves on looking at the big picture and helping businesses avoid any nasty surprises by taking care of this for you.

Inform Yourself of Potential Changes.

It’s important that you’re fully aware of potential changes that might take effect when you switch to solar. While there are considerable benefits including the reduction of energy usage, there may also be rate changes or administration fees. Read on to see our suggested questions to ask your energy provider.


What Factors Will Determine The Best System For My Business?

Your solar system should be a reflection of your business needs.  Your Approved Solar Retailer will help you determine which solar system will best meet your needs and capacity. This will help ensure a healthy payback period and benefit from a strong return on investment for years to come.

Solar Batteries

Your solar system size and generating capacity may be dependant on some of the following factors:

    • Your building’s classification according to the Australian Building Code
    • The positioning of your solar system
    • The weight of the panels on your building
    • How structurally sound your building is
    • Your geographic location
    • Your business’ goals – whether it’s carbon neutrality or a future-proof investment


What Are Some Important Questions To Ask My Energy Retailer?

    • How much will you be paid for electricity exported per kWh?
    • How much does the electricity you purchase cost per kWh?
    • What are the billing/payment periods?


Remember that installing solar doesn’t need to be complicated and Ecovantage is here to help all the way through. If you have any questions or are even just a little bit interested, click the link below to learn more.

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Sourced from Clean Energy Council

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